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With 70 vendors signed up for Saturday, expansion is the name of the game, said Laura Belsky, KPM treasurer.
“We’ll have more food processors and a few more artists, but our main focus is the farmers, rather than this being an artists’ market,” she said.
“This year, we also looked at suppliers of keto and herbal products. Sharper Brothers, a professional knife sharpener from Milwaukee, will also be a first for KPM, ”she said. “We are delighted to be able to offer this service to individuals and restaurants.”
Another new addition to KPM this summer will be a full roster of artists featured at Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St.
Another new development is that dogs will be welcome on the market grounds. “Last year (when they weren’t licensed) our information booth became a dog care center,” Belsky said.
Parking for KPM will be in the green space along Eighth Avenue, with market entrances at 54th and 52nd streets.
This summer, HarborMarket marks its 19th outdoor season.
Last summer, the late Ray Forgianni, President of HarborMarket, called the season “HarborMarket Lite”. He was referring to the shortened season and the offers available due to the pandemic. Forgianni died on September 26 of complications from COVID-19.